Hi, it's my first post here but I really need some advice. I know somebody who has eight kittens and I have my eye on a particular one but there are two issues. 1. I learned from the owner that their mother has upped and left it's kittens. My mother thinks that the mummy cat may have been a feral type as she thinks it left too early. The kittens at present are seven weeks old. 2. We don't know how to tell a male from a female. The owner had a book and it told us how we could tell but it was still very difficult. Is there any other way? Thanks.